After a brief hiatus to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, President Obama will resume his campaign-style effort to advance his economic plan with a Rose Garden event this morning to announce he is sending the $447-billion bill Congress' way.
In his speech to a joint session of Congress on Thursday, Obama repeatedly urged lawmakers to pass his economic plan "right now." But lawmakers had few formal work hours during the week, their first back in Washington after the August recess.
A White House official said Obama will be joined at the White House by people from across the country who would benefit from his proposals, from teachers and small business owners to veterans and first responders.
Obama's proposal is a mix of tax cuts to spur hiring and juice consumer spending; school and road construction projects to put people to work right away; and unemployment insurance benefits.
On Friday, House Republican leaders wrote to Obama that they looked forward to receiving the full legislative package and promised to give it swift consideration, even as they signaled they were likely to recommend changes and alternative proposals.